Thursday, October 7, 2010
LEARNING TO TRAVEL LIGHT
He leads me beside the still waters.
The key is this: Meet today's problems with today's strength. Don't start tackling tomorrow's problems until tomorrow. You do not have tomorrow's strength yet. You simply have enough for today. (p. 50)
Oh don't you just love this! And isn't this so true of especially us women who can barely get through today's problems without trying to solve what we perceive tomorrow will bring. I truly do not know when I've been so thoroughly enchanted with a book. I know many of you regularly read Max Lucado, but I have to say this is the first thing I've ever read of his and he had me from "hello". I am a Catholic and I tend to buy little books from the Catholic Book Store which is right around the corner from me and they do not stock Max Lucado. However my daughter Shari and I regularly do the Beth Moore Bible Studies which we get at the Lifeway Book Store and they carry all of Max Lucado material so I know where to find more. Theresa you really hit the nail on the head when you thought of me and bought this book.
The little pearl of wisdom about today's strength came from the chapter titled "Whaddifs and Howells" about worry. You know "what if this or what if that"........and "how will I do this and how will I do that".
And that is his style of writing, just as simple that a child can understand but interestingly written to capture your attention.
Each chapter deals with a burden which includes:
discontent...weariness...worry...hopelessness...guilt...arrogance...burden of the grave...grief...fear...lonliness...shame...disappointment...envy...doubt...homesickness.
So if you're looking for a little something you can pick up when you plan on nothing more than a 5-minute read before falling to sleep ... look for this book! A little book that packs a huge PUNCH***
Oh and before I forget..............This is post #368, so when I write my 400th post I will draw a name for the big Basket of Blessings, so be sure to click on the sidebar basket and go to that post to leave a comment for your entry!
Posted by Mollye at 6:43 AM